Richard Gere Net Worth, Is He Gay Or Married, Who Are The Wife And Children

Quick Facts of Richard Gere

Net Worth$124 million
SalaryNot Known
Height5 ft 10 in
Date of Birth31 August, 1949
ProfessionActors

Renowned American actor Richard Gere is definitely not a new name for those who love watching Hollywood films. The veteran actor has not just starred in numerous films over the years but has also won several prestigious awards for his hard work.

Gere went to the University of Massachusetts on a scholarship scheme to study Philosophy but did not end up graduating as he abandoned school for acting.

Why is Richard Gere’s middle name Tiffany?

Richard’s mother’s maiden name was Tiffany that’s why Tiffany became Richard Gere’s middle name.

Bio, Age, and Rise to Fame

Born on 31st August 1949, Richard Gere began his acting career in 1969 when he featured in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the theatre house of Seattle Repertory and Provincetown Playhouse located in Cape Cod.

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He ventured into films in the 1970s and made his first film appearance in The Lords of Flatbush but he was later changed from the film because he got into a fight with his fellow actor.

In subsequent years, Richard Gere featured in so many movies which include, Report to the Commissioner as Billy, Strike Force where he acted in the role of Officer Walter C. Spenser, Baby Blue Marine as Raider, Kojak as Geno Papas, Days of Heaven as Bill, American Gigolo as Julian Kaye, An Officer, and a Gentleman as Zack Mayo, The Honorary Consul as Dr. Eduardo Plarr, Red Corner as Jack Moore, Runaway Bride as Ike Graham and many other top-notch movies in Hollywood.

Richard Gere’s Awards and Nominations

The veteran actor has numerous awards and nominations in the course of his career. He won the 1979 David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor in the movie Days of Heaven and bagged the 1997 National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award for the movie Red Corne.

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In 2003, he won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; this was for the film Chicago. Richard Gere is also the winner of the 2008 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award.

Why did Richard Gere stop making movies?

Richard has been blacklisted from Hollywood due to the actor’s choice to speak against human rights violations. His one of the biggest budget was “Nights In Rodanthe” which was released on 2008.

Richard Gere’s Net Worth

The talented actor has accumulated a lot of wealth from his acting career. According to various sources, he has an estimated net worth of $124 million as of 2022.

Richard Gere is known for his political activism and philanthropical activities. Being a political and human rights activist, he founded the Gere Foundation with the sole purpose of advocating for the rights of the Tibetan people and supporting the Tibetan Independent Movement. As a result of his rigorous support for this movement, he was banned by the Chinese government from coming to their country.

Furthermore, he is a major supporter of Survival International, an international organization that protects the human rights of tribal people, including their land across the globe.

The veteran actor was also a big supporter of ‘s presidential race. He reportedly contributed $2,700 to her campaign.

Is Richard Gere a vegetarian?

Richard Gere said that being a vegetarian helped him in being healthy. He said he font like to preach to people and tell them what to do with their life. He is proud to be vegetarian and spending a healthier life.

Is Richard Gere Gay Or Married, Who Are The Wife And Children?

It is on record that Richard Gere is one of the remarkable Hollywood actors who has given an excellent performance in playing the role of a gay man as he did in the play Bent which earned him the Theatre World Award.

However, the veteran American actor is not gay in real life. If anything, the romantic relationships and marriages he’s had are proof of that.

The actor first got married in 1991 to an American model, actress, and public figure, Cynthia Ann Crawford (Cindy Crawford); but the marriage didn’t last for quite long as it ended after four years.

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He later got married to his second wife Carey Lowell, an American actress and former model. The duo had one child together, a son named Homer James Jigme Gere.

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The marriage ended as the couple parted ways after eleven years of being husband and wife. Their divorce procedures were finalized three years later.

Well, it was definitely not the end of the road for Richard Gere. After his divorce from Carey, he found love again and got married at the beginning of 2018 to Alejandra Silva, a Spanish business tycoon, activist, and publicist.

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The couple seems happily married as they look forward to having their first child in no distant time.

Richard Gere’s Height & Weight

Richard Gere is 5 feet 9 inches or 180 cm tall and his weight is 80 kg or 176 lbs.

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